As I was cooking dinner again last night, another one of my favorite kitchen gadgets came to my attention. It's the immersion blender my mom gave me for Christmas. I started to pull out the big regular ole blender, but then spotted this new little treat and thought, oh ya!
I used it to make a southwest sauce to go with the southwest chicken quesadillas we had for dinner. The chicken I used was left over from the chicken fajitas we had the night before. Yeah to me for making double use of one package of chicken. (This is mainly because, if I cut it up right, I can feed all 3 of my girls on 1-1/2 pieces of chicken. Don't worry, what we save in food by having girls, we make up for in clothes and shoes and accessories). What I like about this gadget is that it is relatively small and doesn't take up much space, it's easy to clean and a bit easier to manipulate what you are trying to blend than just dumping it all in the blender and leaving your creation to the mercy of the blade at the bottom.